Cross Stitches come in many shapes and form. Did you know that there are at least 68 needlepoint cross stitches that can be used on your needlepoint canvas?
I have charted all of them for you to try. They are listed in alphabetical order.
Cross stitches are ideal for filling in the background, design elements, emphasizing borders or stitching flower motifs.
There are just a few things to remember when working cross stitch:
If you don't have time right now to go through all the cross stitches, click the link below and you can get your own copy of all the stitch diagrams for future reference.
You have probably noticed that I have used two different colors in some of the stitch diagrams. Using two different yarn colors will create a very different stitch effect than using monocolor.
If you are up for a challenge, use different weight or strand of yarn with some metallic thread thrown in. You won't believe how it will completely change the impact or the effect of the stitch.
Experiment with using different gauge of needlepoint canvas. You will find that some gauges will deliver a better finish with different weight or strands of yarn.
I Hope your were able to find a stitch to your liking from these 68 cross stitch variation diagrams. They are certainly ideal for any type of canvas work.
I would also recommend that you check out ANG's (American Needlepoint Guild) "stitch of the month" page for interesting needlepoint stitch alternatives.
If you are looking for great gift ideas, check out the top needlepoint books. The books listed contain plenty of patterns and how to tips to create your next project.
Share it with your friends and encourage them to try a few new stitches.
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